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Protests in Iraq: Iraqi forces use live ammunition against the protesters

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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Yeah, those are definitely not liberty fireworks.

U.S: Goes to show what 10 years in Iraq has done for it's people.

Ahem. S+F
edit on 26-2-2011 by CapnCaveman because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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well implying the protest was peaceful, and i hope it was, shame on the Iraqi gov,t. not a big surprise tho.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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What the hell were they getting shot at by? It sounded like some artillery fire or something!



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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And all these years I thought the United States brought peace/freedom and liberty along with democracy to the Iraqis people..

/end of sarcasm.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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the Iraqi people took to the streets to protest lack of public services, there's no clean water, no electricity, the drainage system doesn't work, the infrastructure is collapsing, over 15% unemployment, lack of security in some areas. they planned to protest for change peacefully, they didn't want to overthrow the government. they wanted their prime minister to stop earning 30million dollars a year for doing nothing. but they get shot at, they get shot at by private guards. those private guards are well fed and they steal as much money from the Iraqi people as the corrupt, incompetent Iraqi ministers. i say its time the Iraqis overthrow this fake democracy. its better to prosper in a dictatorship than starve in a democracy. who cares about freedom when you're happy, have a nice car, live in a good house and eat 3 times a day. nobody cares as long as they're not hungry.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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So Mr Blair, still proud of what you managed to achieve in Iraq? Leaving a legacy of a democratic society where all Iraqi's are free and safe from the scourge of a tyranical government? Would you really do it all over again if you had the choice?

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

S&F



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Around 1:06 is that US military personnel walking the opposite direction of the protesters?



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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U.S spent almost a trillion dollars to "liberate" Iraqis.
Like hell they will let their people liberate themselves for free.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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You know I say it's time to stop screwing around, and invade Iraq and get rid of this Saddam Hussein fellow once and for all, help them set up a democratically elected Government and to write a constitution that will end all this and provide them some security for a few years while they get it all of the ground and change the regime!

What?

We all ready did that?

Ooops my bad!

Never mind.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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I honestly believe people are not motivated by the “call for freedom” until they have everything else they want. Revolutions occur when people do not have the necessary supplies to have a functioning life. If you lack food, infrastructure, medicine, housing, etc… and you either had it before or know that others around you have it yet the majority of you and others like you do not, that is when people rise up.

Democracy and freedom are not as important to most people as most of us in the West would like to believe. Sure it can definitely add more passion to a popular movement, but it is not the true underlying rallying cry, in Egypt when they were screaming “freedom!” what they were really screaming was “We are hungry!”

And boy-oh-boy does the West know how to manipulate such impoverished conditions to benefit themselves.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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Any gov that sought to use live ammo instead of convincing decisions, debate, discussion, transparency and accountabiliy, on its own citizens is seeking for their own demise, regardless if freedom was won centuries ago or just yesterday.

They would have lose their moral authority to rule, and will be forcefully ejected, sooner or later.

Even though it may be a minority of people that protested instead of the majority, the majority will soon turn up and stand on the side of the minority, for amongst them are their own families, relatives and friends. Even the police, military and politicians, for everyone is a citizen.

The Iraqi gov had profitted immensely from the largese of the American taxpayers, in collusion with the corruptive corporations that are hell bent on robbing the Iraqi soveriegn nation's mineral resources, just as almost every ME nation on planet Earth.

Deceptions, lies, unequal distribution of wealth and sufferings can only go so far. Humans are resiliant, but they do have breaking points, and in Iraq, after 10 years of flounderings, the tipping point had been reached....



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by RizeorDie
the Iraqi people took to the streets to protest lack of public services, there's no clean water, no electricity, the drainage system doesn't work, the infrastructure is collapsing, over 15% unemployment, lack of security in some areas. ...


No clean water
No working sewers
No electricity

But someone has made sure they have GUNS!!!

This planet has issues,
-somsom


edit on 27-2-2011 by somsom because: fix a bb code typo



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